Airdates: November 5/6, 1994
Written by Glenn Leopold
Hard Drive uses a stolen “anti-weapons scrambler” to deactivate the Turbokat’s weapon systems. “We can’t fight him, so we’re going to have to outwit him,” Razor declares, eloquently summarizing the simple plot of this SWAT Kats super short. It’s only 7:15 long, which isn’t nearly enough time to develop a compelling adventure story. Everyone tries their best, though. B-
Appearances: This is supposed to be Hard Drive’s solo showcase, but even here he has to share screen time with a second villain: Chopshop (Nick Chinlund), a loudly dressed thief with pink hair and an annoying laugh who is quickly caught by the SWAT Kats and never seen again.
In-Jokes: When Ann Gora asks the SWAT Kats why they do what they do, T-Bone paraphrases a famous line from Raymond Chandler’s essay “The Simple Art of Murder” when he answers, “We have a mission, Ann. Down these mean skies a kat must fly.”